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Tag Archives: EEA

Nike Fined €12.5 Million for Restricting Intra-EEA Sales

Posted in Antitrust Trade & Regulation
In a warning shot to businesses using intellectual property rights to restrict cross-border sales within the European Economic Area (EEA), on 25 March 2019 the European Commission fined Nike €12.5 million for banning traders of licenced football merchandise from selling to other EEA countries. The decision underscores the Commission’s commitment to eliminating commercial practices that threaten the… Continue Reading

EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Franchise Businesses?

Posted in Brexit, Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
One of the most important assets that a franchise business has is its customer data. For a franchise business, data protection/data privacy regulation should be a key compliance issue. This is particularly the case in Europe, which has had comprehensive data protection laws for many years, and is reforming those laws into a legislative framework… Continue Reading

British Government tells recruitment agencies to look local

Posted in Employment law
The British Government has recently published its response to a consultation on whether recruitment agencies should be banned from advertising vacancies in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries without also advertising them in Great Britain and in English. The present legislation regulating British-based recruitment agencies is silent on where, and in what language, British-based vacancies… Continue Reading